The makeup-sporting rockers in Kiss may seem like 70s throwbacks, but frontman Gene Simmons is totally modern. In a recent interview, the singer said he's in talks with various companies about creating a Kiss video games. He says he's in discussions with Sony and that we might expect an Angry Birds meets Kiss game. Oh, great.
I love Gene Simmons for his unabashed marketing and devout capitalism. When asked about the possibilities of a Kiss game in a recent interview, Simmons responded with the following epic collection of tie-in ideas, marketing synergy and branded product-information. The heart of rock and roll is still beating, folks. Read it below:
"Well, we’re talking with Sony games now. We are really trying to take it in areas that haven’t been done before and have stayed out of the marketplace because the ideas simply weren’t exciting enough. So while the gaming world is waiting for the KISS games that are going to explode, we’re busy taking the brand to places where no band has gone before. So Hello Kitty is one of the biggest brands on planet Earth. Now there’s KISS Hello Kitty, which we’ve already launched in 90 countries. We’re talking with Angry Birds, KISS and Angry Birds, which will become a deal. The KISS and the Archie world have now teamed up and the first issues of KISS Archie comic books hits the world this month. KISS golf courses are starting in Las Vegas right across from the Hard Rock. That opens in January. It’s just endless what we can do, but we only do things when it’s right. Just because there are games, and just because there’s this or that out there, unless the deal is right and unless the content is exciting to our fans, we don’t do it."
You're part of the "gaming world," reader. Are you waiting for Kiss games that are going to explode?
Source: Industry Gamers